New Hampshire

Former Vice President Joe Biden has suffered back-to-back poor showings in the first two states to vote in the Democratic primary, and there are now serious questions about whether his "electability" argument is still plausible.

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders pulled off a narrow victory in New Hampshire on Tuesday night, providing a jolt of energy to his front-of-the-pack status by holding off Pete Buttigieg, former mayor of South Bend, Ind.

Summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire
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An 80-year-old hiker from Central Ohio who was rescued trying to reach the summit of Mount Washington could end up footing the bill for the emergency services, New Hampshire officials said Tuesday, amid efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of the popular tourist destination.

New Hampshire is now the 21st U.S. state to have abolished capital punishment, after its legislature voted to override a veto by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu. After a years-long effort to repeal the state's death penalty, the state's Senate voted 16-8 Thursday to finally make it official.

Calling capital punishment "archaic, costly, discriminatory and violent," Democratic state Sen. Melanie Levesque said the time has come to end it, according to New Hampshire Public Radio.

Democrat Sherrod Brown spend most of his weekend in New Hampshire. As NHPR’s Josh Rogers reports, the Ohio Senator, who is positioning himself for presidential run, found receptive audiences across the state.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, speaks during a meet-and-greet with local residents, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Cresco, Iowa.
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Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) was in New Hampshire for the weekend as he explores a potential 2020 presidential bid while trying to set himself apart with his broad appeal to the working class.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is heading to New Hampshire to kickoff the second leg of his tour of the early presidential primary states. Brown says he's nearing a decision about whether to make a run for the White House.

Ohio Governor John Kasich speaks during the Ohio State of the State address in the Fritsche Theater at Otterbein University in Westerville, Tuesday, March 6, 2018.
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Thursday while he remains undecided about another presidential run, the midterm election results could suggest a greater opening for an independent or third-party candidate.

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Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Tuesday that he doesn't know if he will run for president again but that in the meantime he's "trying to be a voice that brings about stability and objectivity in our country."

The Close U.S. Senate Races

Nov 2, 2016
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With only six days left before election day, the Democratic party has the chance to win enough Senate seats to reclaim majority.  Today we'll examine the close races, speculate outcomes, and what they could mean for the next few years. 

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As many experts expected, Ohio Governor John Kasich did relatively poorly in this week’s Iowa caucuses. The Republican presidential candidate finished tied for seventh place. But he’s polling much better in New Hampshire, which hosts the first traditional primary next week.

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 Ohio Gov. John Kasich  is preparing to deliver the first major policy address of his presidential campaign at a college in New Hampshire.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich Meets With 2012 GOP Nominee Mitt Romney

Jul 23, 2015
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The latest Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, is planning to meet with the GOP's most recent nominee, Mitt Romney.

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After spending time in the key presidential primary state of New Hampshire, Gov. John Kasich took more questions about his possible presidential campaign on national TV this weekend.